[ubuntu-uk] Kodak launch refillable inkjet printers
baza at themauvezone.fsnet.co.uk
Wed Feb 14 00:47:28 GMT 2007
On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 00:43 +0000, Daniel Watkins wrote:
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> Pat wrote:
> > Market forces change the world. Not much else.
> I have two counterpoints:
> 1) Civil rights for black people, women etc. were never gained through
> market forces. We're attempting to attain freedom of software for all
> people, the same applies (to an extent) to us.
> 2) Markets function best only when there is perfect information, so both
> supplier and consumer know exactly what demand and supply are. By
> informing the supplier that you, as a consumer, will not be purchasing
> their product for a specific reason, they will further see the effect
> their choices in that area have on the demand for their product.
> > If GNU/etc represents enough of a revenue to a manufacturer they will
> > provide support/drivers. They will factor in the costs of development
> > and support, and come to a decision based on the business case.
> As above, if manufacturers are not aware of how much revenue GNU/etc
> represents, they will ignore it completely.
> > I would sooner Kodak didn't support us. As I said, the more people to
> > whom they provide support, the more likely they are to be successful. I
> > would like to see Kodak go out of business because of their past behaviour.
> I would further argue that if you were to avoid buying any consumables
> from Kodak, and just buy their printer, they wouldn't be making much of
> a profit anyways.
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